Abbeville, LA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (female): 6,598

Median Age: 33.1 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

Poverty (breakdown): (11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 76.2% for two or more races residents)

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 70510

Races:
      Black alone - 5,720 - 46.1%
      White alone - 5,331 - 43.0%
      Asian alone - 694 - 5.6%
      Two or more races - 327 - 2.6%
      Hispanic - 293 - 2.4%
      Other race alone - 64 - 0.5%
      American Indian alone - 21 - 0.2%

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Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Physical Abbeville, LA

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Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides DOT Physicals in Abbeville, LA and throughout the local area.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all drivers holding a CDL license must have a DOT physical, complete a medical examination report and successfully complete all requirements of the DOT physical to be issued a CDL medical card, the card is valid for 24 months and must be renewed every 2 years with a physical.

Accredited Drug Testing, Inc. provides DOT and non DOT physicals Abbeville, LA at most drug testing centers and our affiliated medical facilities. All DOT physicals are administered by an examiner trained and certified by FMCSA. Testing centers are located in most cities and within minutes of your home or office.

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DOT Physical Abbeville, LA

Federal Law and DOT regulations state that any "covered employee" such as a CDL driver must possess a valid medical card demonstrating that they have successfully passed a DOT Physical examination and complied with all other requirements of DOT regulation part 40 to be eligible to drive.

Accredited Drug Testing, Inc. can schedule your DOT or non DOT physical examination at a location close to you, insure that all required documentation is completed and that you are issued a CDL medical card upon successfully passing the exam.

Recommended items to bring to your DOT physical:

  • Eye glasses (bring prescription)
  • List of medications
  • Clearance letters or physician related documentation

Persons should also be prepared to discuss with the FMCSA certified examiner your health history including past or recent illnesses or other information related to your physical exam.

NON DOT Physicals/Examinations

Accredited Drug Testing, Inc. can also provide through our nationwide testing locations and affiliated medical facilities non DOT physicals for job fitness, return to duty and follow up.

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DOT Drug Testing Abbeville, LA

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides DOT drug testing in Abbeville, LA and throughout the local area which complies with all requirements of DOT 49 CFR Part 40. Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available.

No appointment is necessary, but you must call and register for a DOT Drug Test Abbeville, LA location or DOT Breath Alcohol Test Abbeville, LA location.

Scheduling a DOT Drug Test, alcohol or any testing service is simple and easy, Call (800)221-4291) or schedule online 24/7.

Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and the process to schedule a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test is FAST AND EASY.

In addition to providing DOT drug testing Abbeville, LA location and DOT breath alcohol testing Abbeville, LA location, Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and other surrounding cities. When you need a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test for pre-employment, random or post-accident, call our DOT drug testing Abbeville, LA office at (800)221-4291.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 5000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

Department of Transportation (DOT)

If you are DOT regulated company or an individual employed in a safety sensitive position, Accredited Drug Testing Inc offers certified DOT drug and alcohol testing and other DOT required services for FMCSA, FTA, FRA, PHMSA, USCG and FAA.

Accredited Drug Testing also provides a DOT random testing consortium, DOT drug policy for employers and DOT physicals.

Drug Free Workplace

Many States encourage employers to be a drug free workplace and several States provide a discount on workers compensation premiums, if the business owner is certified as a drug free workplace and the drug testing program complies with State law.

We Come To You! On-site/mobile drug testing is also available for employers when you need to save time and money, we provide on-site drug testing for construction sites, road side accidents, hospitals, schools or any on-site drug testing need.

Our DOT drug testing Abbeville, LA centers recognize that needing a drug, alcohol or occupational health test can be at times stressful. Accredited Drug Testing takes the stress out of a stressful situation.

Our DOT drug testing Abbeville, LA locations have trained and certified professional drug testing specialists and our DOT Alcohol Abbeville, LA centers and staff are committed to providing courteous, helpful and professional assistance.

In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations if you or your business is regulated by one of the following agencies all "covered safety sensitive" employees (part or full time) must comply with all DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements. For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency in which you or your company is regulated by.

Please Note- If you are currently being audited/inspected or found to be in violation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and you are calling for DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing, please advise the Accredited Drug Testing DOT Specialist when ordering DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing services.

To review DOT 49 CFR Part 40 - Click Here

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all covered employees take a pre-employment 5 panel drug test and have a negative result on file to hold a safety sensitive position.

All DOT regulated companies must have on file a copy of the pre-employment drug test for all covered employees. An applicant saying that they previously took a DOT pre-employment drug test but cannot produce a copy of the drug test result must take a pre-employment drug test before beginning employment in a DOT safety sensitive position.

The Accredited Drug Testing Inc DOT random drug testing program notifies covered employees by email and a phone call and provides the location of the closest testing center for the covered employee to go and take their drug and alcohol test.

Failing to take a random drug or alcohol test once selected can result in substantial fines and penalties by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides a DOT approved random selection Consortium for covered employees who are required to comply with DOT random testing requirements.

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated companies educate and train all supervisors in how to detect employees under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.

Supervisors must complete and successfully pass a DOT approved supervisor training course.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides a DOT approved Supervisor Training Course which is web based and which will provide a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course. The course is approximately 3 hours in length and maybe accessed at anytime.

DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that any regulated company with two or more employees holding safety sensitive positions covered by 49 CFR Part 40 must have a written DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy and all employees must be provided a copy of the policy. Companies must comply with all requirements listed in the DOT drug and alcohol policy.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc specializes in the development and implementation of a DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy - Call Accredited Drug Testing in Abbeville, LA, (800)221-4291

DOT Additional Requirements/Information

The Department of Transportation only recognizes and authorizes a 5 panel urine drug test and a breath alcohol test for compliance with 49 CFR Part 40.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that a Federal Chain of Custody Form (5 Page CCF) be used with all drug screens and that all breath alcohol testing devices be approved by the DOT.

The staff of Accredited Drug Testing Inc are certified and trained in DOT drug specimen collections and DOT breath alcohol testing.

DOT Physicals

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all drivers holding a CDL License must successfully pass a DOT physical to be issued a CDL Medical Card. The Medical Card is valid for 24months and must be renewed every 2 years with a new physical.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides DOT physicals nationwide at most drug testing centers and our affiliated medical facilities. All DOT Physicals are administered by an examiner trained and certified by the FMCSA.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc is your "one stop shopping" for all DOT Physicals Abbeville, LA and DOT Breath Alcohol Testing Abbeville, LA.

To schedule a DOT Physical Abbeville, LA location or DOT Drug Test Abbeville, LA location, Call (800)221-4291

Please be aware that testing locations do not accept any form of payment and require a test registration donor pass to administer a drug, alcohol, or any other type of test. You must call (800)221-4291 to register for a test or you may register online, no appointment is needed, but a test registration form is required.

Handy Resources

Comprehensive Online Resources for Drug Testing

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Provides comprehensive information on drug testing and its role in substance use disorder treatment.

  2. FDA: Drug Testing

    Explains the FDA's role and regulations concerning drug testing for consumers.

  3. PDR.net

    Provides detailed drug information and safety updates through a mobile-friendly platform.

  4. BeSafeRx - FDA

    Resource by the FDA to help consumers identify and choose safe online pharmacies.

  5. SAMHSA: Drug Testing Resources for the Workplace

    Resources and guidelines for drug testing in the workplace.

  6. Drugs.com

    Provides drug information, side effects, and interactions for consumers and professionals.

  7. Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)

    Online version of the DAST to help individuals assess whether they have a drug problem.

  8. Merck Manuals

    Consumer-friendly medical resource providing comprehensive information on a wide array of health topics, including drug testing.

  9. SAMHSA Store

    Provides access to resources and publications on substance use prevention and treatment.

  10. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

    Information on state boards of pharmacy and regulations, including those related to drug testing.

  11. CDC: Workplace Health Promotion

    CDC's resources on substance use and drug testing in the workplace.

  12. Mayo Clinic: Drug Testing

    General information about the procedures and types of drug tests.

  13. MedlinePlus: Drug Testing

    Offers information about various drug tests and their uses in medical diagnosis and treatment.

  14. University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia

    Provides a detailed entry on drug testing, including how tests are conducted and what they detect.

  15. World Health Organization (WHO)

    International guidelines and information on public health, including substance abuse and drug testing.

  16. Healthline: Drug Testing

    Consumer health site offering information on how drug tests work and what they look for.

  17. WebMD: Drug Testing

    Provides a patient-oriented overview of drug testing and its purposes.

  18. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

    Provides a vast database of scientific studies, including research on drug testing and its effectiveness.

AI Overview

Overview of DOT Physical Examinations

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is a health assessment mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. This examination ensures that each driver is capable and healthy enough to safely perform the demanding duties associated with operating a commercial vehicle. The primary goal is to enhance road safety by preventing accidents caused by physical health issues.

Who Needs a DOT Physical?

  • Commercial Drivers: All commercial drivers who operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds must undergo this physical examination.
  • Interstate Bus Drivers: Drivers who operate vehicles that carry more than 15 passengers, including the driver, interstate.
  • Hazardous Material Transporters: Those who transport hazardous materials that require safety permits due to the quantity.

Components of a DOT Physical

The DOT physical covers various health checks to assess a driver’s physical and mental capabilities:

  1. Vision Test: Drivers must have at least 20/40 acuity in each eye with or without correction and a horizontal visual field of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
  2. Hearing Test: Drivers must be able to hear a forced whisper from a distance of at least five feet with or without a hearing aid.
  3. Blood Pressure/Pulse Rate: Assesses cardiovascular health and the potential for hypertension.
  4. Urinalysis: Screens for underlying medical conditions like diabetes and kidney disorders.
  5. Physical Examination: Involves the examination of multiple systems in the body including neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and psychiatric systems to ensure no impairment that could hinder driving ability.

Validity and Certification

Once a driver passes the DOT physical, they receive a DOT medical certificate which is typically valid for up to two years. However, if a condition is found that requires monitoring (such as hypertension), the medical certificate may be issued for a shorter period.

Preparing for a DOT Physical

Drivers should prepare for their DOT physical by:

  • Gathering Health Information: Bring a list of current medications and information on any diagnosed conditions.
  • Wearing Proper Attire: Wear loose clothing for the physical exam, and bring any necessary corrective lenses or hearing aids.
  • Staying Informed: Be aware of how certain medical conditions might affect the ability to pass the physical.

A DOT physical is a crucial step for the safety of both the commercial driver and other road users. By ensuring medical fitness, these exams help maintain high safety standards in the transportation industry.

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Local Area Info: Abbeville, Louisiana

Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles (240 km) west of New Orleans and 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Baton Rouge. The population was 12,257 at the 2010 census.

Formerly called La Chapelle, the land that would become Abbeville was purchased by founding father Père Antoine Désiré Mégret (Père is French for 'Father'), a Capuchin missionary on July 25, 1843 for $900. There are two theories how the town was named. The theory that is generally accepted is Mégret named the town after his home in France. The second theory which also cannot be discounted states that it is a combination of "Abbe" for Abbé Mégret and "ville" the French word for town – thus Abbé's town. Some support for the second theory is found because the town in France is pronounced "Abbville" by its denizens. However, in 1995, Fr. Jean Desobry discovered the diocesan archives of Amiens the proof of Mégret's birthplace. In the archive, the dossier of Fr. Antoine Jacques Désiré Mégret was found, and that he was born on May 23, 1797, at Abbeville and became founder of Abbeville in Louisiana. Dr Mary-Theresa MacCarthy wrote in her article Un Autre Abbeville in the 1996 edition of Bulletin de la Société des Antiquaires de Picardie (translation by Father Herbert),

Settlers were primarily descendants of the Acadians from Nova Scotia that moved to the area around 1766 to 1775. The town was incorporated in 1850. There were two people living on the land at the time, Joseph LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle Broussard, whose former home Father Megret converted into a chapel. The chapel burned in 1854, and in 1910 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Rectory, and Cemetery were built and still stand today.[better source needed]

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Population (female): 6,598

Median Age: 33.1 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

Poverty (breakdown): (11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 76.2% for two or more races residents)

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 70510

Races:
      Black alone - 5,720 - 46.1%
      White alone - 5,331 - 43.0%
      Asian alone - 694 - 5.6%
      Two or more races - 327 - 2.6%
      Hispanic - 293 - 2.4%
      Other race alone - 64 - 0.5%
      American Indian alone - 21 - 0.2%

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